Frequently Asked Questions

IBM FAQs


+ Why specialization (Hons.)? Isn’t computer science engineering itself enough?

With the advent of technology and advances in areas of computer science and its applications, IT has become a part of everything we do. From withdrawing money from an ATM, to paying bills online, staying in touch with friends and monitoring health, IT is part of our everyday lives at work, play and everything in between. Being so vast, the possibilities for specialization within this field are wide, and new specializations continue to evolve as new advances are made in computer hardware and software and as more applications for computer technology are discovered. In this world, where there is growing demand for skilled IT professionals, the key to transforming today's students into tomorrow's working professionals is to develop industry capabilities right from foundation level. More than learning the fundamentals, to remain ahead of the curve and close to what industry needs from entering professionals it is important to focus on the areas that have emerged at the forefront in this industry like, Cloud Computing, Big Data & Analytics, Mobility, Social Media and Information Security.



+ What are the additional benefits?

Right set of skills that IT industry needs and better prospects of working with the leading organizations in this industry on cutting edge technology and projects. The curriculum of the courses has been designed jointly by university and IBM based on the industry requirements. Students who have gone through such specializations will tend to fast track their technology based learning and induction when they join various organizations. Work on the cutting edge tools and technologies from IBM that are used by most of the organizations including Fortune 500 and IT services companies. Students may also have the opportunity to visit IBM offices/centres from time-to-time for live industry experience. Students will have access to various IBM online communities for additional study material and resources to interact with experts & participate in discussions. Joint certification from IBM and the university is given to the students at the completion of the course.



+ How is the curriculum designed for these programs?

The curriculum of these programs has been jointly developed with IBM on various industry specializations, based on the skills requirements of various organizations across the world including Banks, Computer Services, Education, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail and other industries. The curriculum has an innovative mix of subjects of core computer science engineering, enterprise software and specialization areas. The mix addresses that students are well versed with core computer science engineering and other foundational skills and can clearly articulate their career goals and the purpose of pursuing the program. To keep the curriculum abreast as per the industry needs, a joint coordination committee has been setup with members from the university and IBM that frequently reviews and makes recommendation to the Board of studies regularly. For specialization subjects, the courseware is provided directly by IBM.



+ What are the additional facilities from University for this course?

The university has setup an IBM Software Lab for Emerging Technologies where students and faculty members will have access to all the relevant IBM Software for courses. IBM through its academic initiative program will provide current software for education purposes including IBM Rational, IBM DB2, IBM Cognos, IBM Worklight, IBM Infosphere and more. In this Lab, IBM experts will be actively involved to teach students face to face to ensure that the knowledge and skills are imparted effectively. Students will also gain experiential learning in this lab with various live project challenges given by experts from IBM and university faculty members.



+ What can be the future prospects?

Strong focus on the right set of foundation and specialized skills in the courses ensures that students are rightly mapped to the high industry demands in these areas. The potential recruiters including large IT players like Infosys, TCS, HCL Technologies, Cognizant, IBM, Dell, Wipro, Accenture etc. need the skills and manpower in these specialized areas and present good offers. Various analysts (Gartner, IDC, Forrester etc.) and industry bodies like NASSCOM have repeatedly highlighted the gap and manpower shortage in the areas of Cloud, Analytics, mobility etc. Their studies indicate that in next few years the requirement of skilled manpower in these areas is going to increase whereas the supply may fall short. This indicates that ones that are skilled in such technology growth areas would be much sought out and may be demand premium.



+ How is the degree/certificate issued for these programs?

While the degree is issued by the university, the students also receive a certificate of completion jointly from IBM and the university highlighting the course and specialization as per the program requirements.



General FAQs


+ What is the fees of the ICT?

It is 60,000 per semester. Also, other fees to be paid towards Enrollment, Examination, Convocation, Caution money deposit, Alumni, IT Deposit, etc. Refer fees structure for further details.



+ What about Accommodation?

The institute assist you in locating nearby PG accommodation agent upon request.



+ Is the Degree valid all over the world, Approved by UGC 2(f) and AIU, New Delhi ?

The campus has been conferred the status of University by the Government of Gujarat vide its Notification No:GH/SH/6/GUA/2005/1194/KH-1. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also granted approval to Ganpat University with effect from 05-02-2007 under Section 2(f), and the University is a member of AIU, New Delhi.



+ What about other amenities on campus?

We have Banking facilities tie-ups Axis Bank and Mehsana Urban Bank. There are parking, open theatre and canteen which serves hygienic food.



+ Is there any sports facility?

Institute is having and indoor games, Gymnasium, etc.



+ Is there any scholarship available?

Top 3 performer are eligible to get the scholarship as per the institute norms.Other students as per categories and other criteria, as per the norms of state government rules and other rules can fill the form and college authority will help them in all required formalities.



+ Is there any support provided for education loan?

College provides all required documents as per the need to get the education loan.



Why to take admission @ ICT

+ Our Engineering College is one of the oldest institute of Gujarat (Estd. 1997):

Being one of oldest institute clearly proves its inclination towards education. There are so many graduates already pass out from the Computer Engineering and Information Technology department, ensures a good reputation in the industry. Our students are also at a higher position in many industries and some of them are entrepreneur also, which helps in very good placement of the current students.



+ Approved by UGC 2(f), AICTE and AIU, New Delhi:

The Ganpat Vidyanagar has been conferred the status of University by the Government of Gujarat vide its Notification No:GH/SH/6/GUA/2005/1194/KH-1. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also granted approval to Ganpat University with effect from 05-02-2007 under Section 2(f), and the University is a member of AIU, New Delhi.



+ Qualified faculty (M.E/M.Tech./Ph.D.) for teaching in B.Tech. as per norms:

Almost all the teaching staff, teaching in B.Tech. courses are having their master’s degree. Some of them are also pursuing Ph.D. degree.



+ Enough teaching and supporting staff:

As per the norms the institute also maintains the staff/student ratio 1:15 for all its courses. This ratio ensures the regular teaching and timely completion of syllabus in all subjects.



+ Experienced teaching and supporting staff:

Because of the institute policy to pay as per norms to the teaching and supporting staff, it has got well experienced and dedicated staff. Most of the teaching faculty in all courses are having at least 3 years experience (which is a very good score as per AICTE) and many of them are having 5 years and some of them are also having more that 7-8 years experience.



+ Regular teaching (min. 90 days/semester):

The institute gives enough emphasis on regular teaching work, So that covering full syllabus and timely completion of syllabus in all the subjects.



+ Course Learning Resource System:

GNU-ICT provides an e-learning platform- called Moodle. It is a Course learning management system (CLMS). Some typical features used are: Assignment submission, Discussion forum, Files download, Grading, Online calendar, Online news and announcement (College and course level),Online quiz ,Wiki etc. Faculty maintains regular online attendance through moodle system, for all the classes and for allvthe students. This ensures the regularity of students in the class and laboratories. It also enables the parents to check the attendance any time through internet.



+ Latest and up-to-date syllabus at par with industry need:

Being a university, the institute has little freedom to design their own syllabus in collaboration with the industry and as per the latest technologies in the market. The syllabus is also updated regularly as per the need.



+ Online library access with large number of books, journals and online journals facility:

The library possess more than 30,000 books, CDs of Video lectures, Journals, Magazines, EBooks, etc. It has a spacious reading room with comfortable seating arrangement. The library has got computer with internet facility to access the online journals and other resources.

+ Balanced evaluation system (Theory + Practical):

As compared to other state university, Ganpat University gives enough weightage to practical component for counting marks. It is observed that sometimes student is week in explaining theory or he/she could not represent what they know in writing, than if, they can perform well in practical/viva examination, they can score good marks and finally secure good results. It is quite obvious that engineering is all about practical implementations of theory, so one should not forget the practical component for evaluation.



+ Full semester training into the industry to support direct placement into industries:

The institute assist in final semester full time training to ensure the proper hands on work and industry practices adaption.



+ Focused and regular placement activities:

We have tie-ups with some of the job-placement agencies for off-campus placement.



+ Encouraging students for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities:

Students are motivated and supported by the institute and faculty for participating the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities outside the college. They take part in state, national and also at international level sports and technical competitions, like Google Summer Code, IIT Techfest, Scatting, Cricket etc. They also won the prizes and bring name and fame to their parents and institute.



+ Timely assessment and declaration of results:

The university ensures timely assessment of papers and declaration of results and declaration of results, so that the students of final year can avail the job or they can apply for master degree with their B.Tech. results.



An ideal environment for pear learning also due to various M.Tech. Courses running at the parent institute.Due to this there is a chance to interact with senior students pursuing M.Tech./MCA/Ph.D. programmes. This helps the under graduate students to take appropriate decisions regarding their future and scope of their fields.